THE ROADRUNNER

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THE ROADRUNNER

Butte College's Editorially Independent Student Voice

THE ROADRUNNER

A newspaper by students, for students.
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Final Countdown: Borussia Dortmund’s Date With Destiny at Wembley 

Let's zoom in on Die Schwarzgelben and examine just what makes the German underdogs so special as we prepare for this year's Champions League final.
Nathan Azevedo Espindula, Editor and Chief May 19, 2024

On June 1, 2024, the football world will turn its eyes to Wembley, the historic stadium located in London, where Europe's biggest club competition, the Champions League, will host its final game. In...

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Final Countdown: Real Madrid’s Quest for Quintessence

What makes the Spanish side from the capital so special?
Nathan Azevedo Espindula, Editor and Chief May 19, 2024

On June 1, 2024, all eyes will be on Wembley, where Spanish powerhouse Real Madrid will clash with German underdogs Borussia Dortmund in the much-anticipated Champions League final at 8 PM local time (12...

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Final Countdown: Real Madrid vs Borussia Dortmund

A close look at what makes this year's Champions league final a must-watch event.
Nathan Azevedo Espindula, Editor and Chief May 15, 2024

On June 1, 2024, the football world will focus on London as the historic Wembley Stadium hosts this year's UEFA Champions League final. This anticipated match features a showdown between Germany's Borussia...

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Beyond the Top Five: A Journey into the Heart of Brazilian Football

from passionate fans to questionable on-field antics, discover what makes the Brasileirão a must-watch for any soccer enthusiast
Nathan Azevedo Espindula, Editor and Chief April 17, 2024

Football, or soccer as some may call it, is without a doubt the biggest sport in the world. Not only is it by far the most watched sport, but many would argue it is the most entertaining as well.  From...

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Aaron Bushnell: How Western Media Failed His Legacy

Instead of recognizing Aaron Bushnell's self immolation as an act of protest in response to the ongoing atrocities in Palestine, mainstream American media sources have spun the story and buried his message. What is the true reality behind his actions?
Shaheera Abbasi, Staff Writer March 14, 2024
Instead of recognizing Aaron Bushnell's self-immolation as an act of protest in response to the ongoing atrocities in Palestine, mainstream American media sources have spun the story and buried his message. What is the true reality behind his actions?
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Botafogo’s Road To Redemption

From a historical heartbreak to a hopeful horizon
Nathan Azevedo Espindula, Editor and Chief February 29, 2024

From the depths of despair to the heights of ecstasy, Botafogo's journey over the last year reads like the script of an Oscar-winning drama.  The pain of Botafogo’s 2023 is still a shadow that looms...

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Palestine makes history with AFC win

The Lions of Canaan beat Hong Kong and secure their first win in AFC history
Nathan Azevedo Espindula, Editor and Chief January 25, 2024

The AFC Asian Cup is a very prestigious tournament that showcases the best of the Asian Soccer scene. Held every four years, it brings together top national teams from across the continent to compete for...

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Beyond the Jersey

From Oakland to Dortmund, unraveling the true meaning of loving a sports team.
Nathan Azevedo Espindula, Editor and Chief January 18, 2024

The concept of 'support' carries different meanings across different cultures. This difference is evident when comparing the world of European and South American soccer to the American sports scene. Recently,...

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Against the tide : The heroic story of the sea Shepard

Paul Watson and his notorious organization the Sea Shepard are real-life vigilantes on the frontline of marine environmentalism. This is their story—a saga of bravery, controversy, and commitment to protecting Earth's aquatic life.
Nathan Azevedo Espindula, Editor and Chief January 6, 2024

Hollywood makes millions every year with stories of superheroes who leap from comic book pages onto towering skyscrapers, but I’m here to tell you about the real-life heros who are hard at work on the...

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Poaching Poachers

The story of how India's Kaziranga National Park curbed poaching with one simple trick
Nathan Azevedo Espindula, Editor and Chief January 4, 2024
Conservation is not a black-and-white issue; it's a spectrum of grey, filled with moral and ethical dilemmas. Kaziranga's story challenges us to think deeply about our values and the lengths we are willing to go to protect our natural world. It forces us to confront uncomfortable truths about conservation and the sacrifices it entails.
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38 going on 54

At 38 years old, Cristiano Ronaldo scored 54 goals in 2023, more than any other player in the world.
Nathan Azevedo Espindula, Editor and Chief December 30, 2023

No one has scored more goals in 2023 than Cristiano Ronaldo. The 38-year-old maestro has shattered expectations tallying up a staggering 54 goals.  Cristiano Ronaldo's 2023 with Al Nassr has been nothing...

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Deadliest Shooting in Czech Republic’s History Occurs on Christmas Eve

14 dead and 25 injured in horrific Charles University shooting
Nathan Azevedo Espindula, Editor and Chief December 26, 2023

Prague, December 26, 2023 - Charles University's Faculty of Arts in Prague was the scene of the Czech Republic's most fatal shooting in recent decades. The incident occurred Thursday, according to multiple...

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